Rheumatology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatologists mainly deal with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, and related conditions of connective tissues.
Conditions we commonly treat include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
Rheumatology is a rapidly evolving medical specialty; new scientific discoveries related to this specialty are largely related to better understanding of immunology of these disorders. Major rheumatology disorders are now described as autoimmune disorders, and most of the new treatment modalities are based on immunology.
Currently, the practice of rheumatology is primarily based on clinical research. Evidence-based medical treatment of rheumatological disorders has helped patients lead a near-normal life without disabilities. If you suspect you have a rheumatological disorder, there are treatments available to you. Request an appointment online or call Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates at (918) 236-4567 to schedule an appointment with a rheumatologist in Tulsa.